Teen Health Resources

Because it is important for teens to have access to reliable health information that is easy to understand, the UAMS Library has created this index of health topics. Many of the resources are from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus site and the National Institutes of Health to ensure the information is current and valid. Most of the sites listed, provide Spanish and other language translations. The selected resources in this listing are written specifically for a teen audience, but many also include links for educators and parents as well.

General Health

MedlinePlus: Teen Health  (National Library of Medicine) – links to health information from the National Institutes of Health and other selected agencies and organizations.

TeensHealth (Nemours Foundation)  – Articles reviewed and updated by a team of pediatricians and other medical experts. Text is available in Spanish and audio recordings of the text is available.

Special Topics

Bullying and Violence
Diabetes types I and II
Mental Health
Nutrition and Obesity
Sexual Orientations
Sex, Sexual Decisions & Reproductive Health
Skin Health
Substance Abuse